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by nwscubamom
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Pacific NW Invertebrates and Algae - online webinars
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: Pacific NW Invertebrates and Algae - online webinars

Thanks Kirsten, and it's true! If you want to review this one or any of the other 160+ Fishinars we've done for locations all around the world, you simply join REEF, log in, and poof! You'll have instant access to the recordings and to the CheatSheets we create for most of the sessions. Most are abo...
by nwscubamom
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Pacific NW Invertebrates and Algae - online webinars
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Pacific NW Invertebrates and Algae - online webinars

It's the Full Meal Deal! We're teaching all 63 Pacific Northwest REEF monitored invertebrates in a free, 4 part Fishinar course starting Tuesday Feb 5th. Join instructors Janna Nichols and Ellie Place as they dive into one of their favorite topics. These are live, interactive webinars. You do NOT ne...
by nwscubamom
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Seastar ID Help
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: Seastar ID Help

Why yes! It's an Armpit Blood Star, Henricia sp. How do I know this? From Greg Jensen's new invertebrate book, "Beneath Pacific Tides". YAY for new books!
by nwscubamom
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Lobster in Puget sound?
Replies: 128
Views: 22072

Re: Lobster in Puget sound?

Oh man!!! Here we go again.
by nwscubamom
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Curley's Resort in Sekiu - for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 424

Curley's Resort in Sekiu - for sale

Curley's Resort in Sekiu Washington (Olympic Peninsula) is a combo deal: lodging, ice cream shop, and the only year round air compressor for diving in that neck of the woods. The owners are looking to retire, so if you know of any folks who might be interested in buying the business, you can contact...
by nwscubamom
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Water in SPG Gauge
Replies: 7
Views: 1061

Water in SPG Gauge

(yes, I realize the title is redundant - SPG Gauge... ) Here's a weird one! I was diving KVI and Alki Fishing Reef on Saturday, and noticed my Oceanic pressure gauge had water in it! Didn't seem to harm the reading needle, and was fully functional, but nevertheless, there's water where water should ...
by nwscubamom
Sun May 13, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: ID Help.....
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Re: ID Help.....

Agreed! Slender Cockscomb. Part of the Prickleback family, but they sure do look a lot like a Gunnel.
by nwscubamom
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: British Columbia
Topic: RIP PNW Diver, Writer, Photographer Barb Roy
Replies: 5
Views: 4353

RIP PNW Diver, Writer, Photographer Barb Roy

Barb Roy has passed away: :( My condolences to her family and friends at this time.
http://www.xray-mag.com/content/barb-ro ... ion-us-all
by nwscubamom
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?
Replies: 43
Views: 4110

Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

2017 Wrap Up: Number of dives: 73 dives: Sund Rock, Blue Heron Bridge in Florida, Roatan, Neah Bay, Sea of Cortez, San Juan Islands, Hornby Island BC, and Bonaire. Highlights: Seeing my first ROCK GREENLING (it was out at Neah Bay). Seeing my first Whale Shark (Sea of Cortez). Placing an underwater...
by nwscubamom
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Sund Rock- Epic viz!
Replies: 2
Views: 836

Re: Sund Rock- Epic viz!

Still? I hope? For the weekend? :)
by nwscubamom
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Tzip issues On Bare Drysuits
Replies: 7
Views: 1510

Re: Tzip issues On Bare Drysuits

I had problems with my BARE YKK metal HD zipper, that was already replaced once, and when in the factory in November getting leak tested for something else, they said I needed another (3rd) zipper. The suit is only a few years old. I take super good care of it. I happened to be at DEMA when my suit ...
by nwscubamom
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: PNW REEF Fish and Invertebrate/Algae ID Classes 3/31
Replies: 0
Views: 519

PNW REEF Fish and Invertebrate/Algae ID Classes 3/31

I'll be teaching the full REEF Fish and Invertebrate ID courses at the Emerald Seas Symposium, part of the Scuba and H2O Adventure Show. Friday March 31st, 8am - noon will be the Invertebrate/Algae ID class Friday March 31st, 1pm - 5pm will be the Fish ID class Course is $15, and covers lunch, and o...
by nwscubamom
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scuba & H2O Adventure Show 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1782

Re: Scuba & H2O Adventure Show 2017

I'll be there too! Doing the Citizen Science portion of the Emerald Seas Symposium on Friday, (full day of PNW Fish and Invertebrate ID classes - m), along with doing two seminars - one on Saturday at noon on PNW Lookalike fish, and one on Sunday at 11am on Citizen Science for the Submerged I am rea...
by nwscubamom
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Shrimp Shortage???
Replies: 15
Views: 2613

Re: Shrimp Shortage???

I'm noticing the same thing too. Just not a lot of them.
by nwscubamom
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Leptasterias at junkyard
Replies: 9
Views: 2271

Re: Leptasterias at junkyard

That is a Spiny Pink Star (Pisaster brevispinis) with 6 arms, rather than the actual Six-Rayed Star (Leptasterias hexactis). Number of arms alone is not an indicator of the species. The texture and the shape of the body/arms, as well as the arm length to central disk ratio are also factors to help I...
by nwscubamom
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Species ID?
Replies: 5
Views: 1467

Re: Species ID?

In order of appearance: Red Irish Lord, Brown Rockfish, White Lined Dirona, Striped Perch, Plumose Anemone, California Sea Cucumber, and Rock Sole.
by nwscubamom
Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Any recent dogfish sharks?
Replies: 10
Views: 2563

Re: Any recent dogfish sharks?

Anytime I've ever seen them they were singles. Nothing lately.
by nwscubamom
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sund Rock Invertibrate
Replies: 5
Views: 1890

Re: Sund Rock Invertibrate

Yep, those are the ones! I think these pics have longer tentacles, so you don't see that patterning like you did in your most recent photo.
by nwscubamom
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Fish hiding in a jelly
Replies: 8
Views: 2929

Re: Fish hiding in a jelly

Hey Dan,
I've heard that juvenile Pollock (cod) are what's hiding in the tentacles of jellies in our part of the world.
- Janna
by nwscubamom
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sund Rock Invertibrate
Replies: 5
Views: 1890

Re: Sund Rock Invertibrate

Yup. There are two types that we call "Plumose Anemone" typically. One, the really tall, obvious one, is Metridium farcimen. The second, much smaller one, is the one you've got there, and it's Metridium senile. There is a real geometric pattern that stands out to me, that the tentacles for...
by nwscubamom
Tue May 31, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: North Carolina wreck diving
Replies: 12
Views: 3047

Re: North Carolina wreck diving

This is fantastic! I have taught fish and invert courses for that region so it was fun going through your video identifying all the critters. I've only dove there twice. Two dives on the Indra, also out of Beaufort. Great area.
by nwscubamom
Mon May 30, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Crab ID and Anemone ID
Replies: 3
Views: 919

Re: Crab ID and Anemone ID

Hi Carl! I'd say your crab is Pugettia gracilis, the Graceful Kelp Crab. It's found in kelpy areas, and it's a bit of a decorator crab, often attaching kelp to itself. Your anemone-looking thing is an Orange Sea Cucumber (yeah, the long body is tucked away among the rocks hidden out of view). Cucume...
by nwscubamom
Mon May 30, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: GPO, Deep sponges/cold water corals in Tahsis, Vancouver Island, BC
Replies: 4
Views: 919

GPO, Deep sponges/cold water corals in Tahsis, Vancouver Island, BC

We recently went on a dive adventure to Tahsis, BC, a little village west of Gold River (and Campbell River) on Vancouver Island. We took the Tsawassen ferry and landed at Duke Point, then spent a day diving in the Nanaimo area (Madrona Point, Tyee Cove). The next day we drove to Tahsis. There is a ...
by nwscubamom
Sun May 29, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: One Says Yum, The Other Says...
Replies: 4
Views: 1145

Re: One Says Yum, The Other Says...

My first thought based on the shape and positioning of the eyes was Roughback.

- Janna
by nwscubamom
Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: an odd growth on a candy stripe shrimp
Replies: 11
Views: 1577

Re: an odd growth on a candy stripe shrimp

I think those are eggs. Greg will know for sure though!